To date IRONMAN has postponed, rescheduled or cancelled well over 100 races due to COVID-19 (including its 2020 Kona World Championships). Staggering numbers. Still, there are a few IRONMAN triathlons clinging to late-2020 calendar dates. Despite its Safe Return to Racing plan and the overwhelming optimism of most triathletes, it feels increasingly unlikely that we’ll be toeing the line at any IRONMAN races this year.
Similarly the ITU pushed its 10-day 2020 World Championships — scheduled for Almere, The Netherlands — into September 2021. Athlete registrations will be automatically transferred. Surprisingly, the ITU insists that its Wenzhou, China World Cup race will take place on October 17-18, 2020.
Challenge Family Races has also cancelled and rescheduled a number of events, including its August 16, 2020 age group championships in Samorin, Slovakia, deferring it to next year. You can check on the latest status of all Challenge Races here.
Triathlon Magazine Canada maintains a devastatingly comprehensive list of event postponements and cancellations. When reading it, keep the affected race directors and vendors in mind… many businesses will be lost.